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GERMAN RAIDER RAN OUT OF KIEL THROUGH
BRITISH BLOCKADE 26 SHIPS SUNK
By Charles P. Stewart
(Copyright, 1917, by United Press.)
Buenos Aires, Jan. 18. The Brit
ish navy as represented in South
Atlantic waters is today in full cry
on the hunt for the German raider.
Foiir fast cruisers, including the
famous Glasgow, which took part in
the Coronel battle two years ago, are
understood to be 'leading the hunt
for the raider.
One report, as yet unconfirmed,
also declares a Japanese cruiser is
steaming northward from. Punta
Arenas to join in the chase.
Buenos Aires, Jan. 18. The list of
victim vessels of new German raid
er which swept Atlantic during past
month was raised to 23 today, with
possibility, that it may reach 26.
Two more merchantmen, one
British and one French, are missing.
In addition to 23 vessels accounted
for yesterday, it was definitely es
tablished today that the Japanese
steamer Hudson Maru was included
among raider's prizes. She arrived
at Pernambuco in charge of a Ger
man crew. '
Survivors landed from Japanese
vessel also told first connected story
of operations of the raider today.
The latest German sea rover left
Kiel flying the Danish flag, the sur
vivors said. She carried 250 sailors
and four officers.
The German raider is- still at large
and is plentifully supplied with food
and fuel taken from her captures.
The Germans adopted the greatest
precaution in guarding her plans
from the hundreds of prisoners tak
en aboard her prizes. The survivors
were closely confined- below decks.
They were so numerous that this
cooping up forced severe hardships.
Moreover, the food served them was
utterly inadequate.
All the survivors were bitter in
tiir complaint of ill-treatment.
The Hudson Maru camp into Per
nambuco under a German crew, with
.German flag flying at her masthead.
Her commander has not yet made it
known whether he will intern with
his prize or discharge passengers
and make a dash for open sea to do
raiding himself.
The survivors on the Hudson do
not represent by a great number the
total of those aboard all the victim
ships. Fate of several hundred oth
ers is unknown.
From stories told by survivors it
is learned that the raider left Kiel
many weeks ago. From its list of
victims it chose the St. Theodore,
a fast boat of 5,000 tons, as a prison
ship for the sailors of the ships it
took. When the St Theodore be
came overcrowded the Hudson Maru
was also used as a prison ship.
The prison ships could not keeR
up with the raider, so the Hudson
was "sen't into port as a prize ship.
What happened to the St Theodore
is not known.
The raider was, at least once, in
the vicinity of a British cruiser sent
out to seek a missing ship.
Reports persist that 400 perished
when one ship was sunk. The fate
of persons not landed at Pernam
buco is unknown.
Steps have been taken by the Bra
zilian government to enforce rigid
observance of neptrality.
..Amsterdam. Berlin has an
nounced a submarine has returned
with a record of sinking 16 ships.
Athens. Release of all imprisoned
adherents of Premer Venizelos an
nounced completed.
Berlin, via Sayville Wireless. Re
pulse of British attacks near Loos
in hand-to-hand fighting reported.
London. Defeat of German
forces on both wings and evacuation
by Teutons of Braila in Rumania an
nounced. Berlin, va Sayville Wireless. .
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